Planning to attend the North American International Auto Show January 19-27 in Detroit? I’ve partnered with A Girls Guide to Cars to share three things you should know about the show before you go to North America’s largest automotive showcase.

North American International Auto Show

First of all, the Detroit auto show is moving to June in 2020

Yep, you read that correctly. This is the final year to attend the auto show in January. Beginning in 2020, the North American International Auto Show will take place in June.

Slated for a June 8 start date, the 2020 auto show will feature indoor and outdoor exhibits such as ride and drive experiences, autonomous driving demonstrations, and off-road challenges.

Not only does this move to June allow automotive brands to create more dynamic showcases for their vehicles, attendees can easily move between the show and Detroit’s restaurants and landmarks. With satellite locations throughout Detroit, visitors can explore displays at landmarks such as Hart Plaza, Grand Circus Park, Woodward Avenue, Campus Martius Park, and the Detroit RiverWalk.

“Detroit now has the opportunity to showcase our riverfront and our revitalized downtown during our beautiful summer months and creatively use the exterior of Cobo to launch new products that will transform Detroit into an exciting auto-centric environment,” said Larry Alexander, president and CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, in a NAIAS press release.

North American International Auto Show 2020 Rendering

Rendering of 2020 North American International Auto Show provided by NAIAS

Can’t Miss Highlights of 2019 Detroit Auto Show

The Ford Motor Company exhibit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

As you explore the showroom at Cobo Center and the 750+ vehicles on display, don’t miss these highlights of this year’s show:

  • Car of the Year: Genesis G70
  • Utility Vehicle of the Year: Hyundai Kona/Kona EV
  • Truck of the Year: Ram 1500
  • Virtual Reality Experiences: Multiple exhibitors, including Ford and Chevrolet, are utilizing virtual reality experiences this year
  • Fun Photo Ops: Take your selfie the Michelin Man, a Ford race-car driver constructed out of LEGO® bricks, Babe the Blue Ox and your favorite travel destination’s logo in the Ford exhibit

Travel logos in Ford's exhibit for the Explorer and Expedition

Finally, here are the logistics for attending the 2019 North American International Auto Show

Location: Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Public Show Dates: January 19-27

Public Show Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (no admittance after 9 p.m.), except for Sunday, Jan. 27 when the show ends at 7 p.m. with no admittance after 6 p.m.

Ticket Cost: 

  • Adults (13-64): $14
  • Seniors (65+): $7
  • Children (7-12): $7
  • Children age 6 and younger get in for free with a parent/guardian

Win Auto Show Tickets

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Entries must be completed by midnight January 17, 2019. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents 18 and older and subject to the laws of Michigan. Winners will be notified by email by January 17, 2018. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the North American International Auto Show, Cobo Center, at 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226 between January 19, 2018, and January 27, 2019. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $30 per prize, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Grand prize value is $130. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.

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What do you think of the Detroit auto show’s move to June?